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Volunteers honoured at annual awards

Luton and Dunstable Hospital’s (L&D) volunteers were recognised by the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire at an annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, January 3.

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The blood donation session at Dunstable Community Fire Station. Jason is pictured second from right. Jason visited in the afternoon and was informed that the centre was on target to hit 140 pints by the evening.  Credit: David Stubbs.

Blood supplies kept Luton firefighter alive after horrific road accident

A former Luton firefighter who lost his leg in a traffic accident is urging people to consider blood donation, as over 60 pints were needed to save his life.

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Trust apologises after letter containing personal details of 32 patients is sent out in Luton

A Luton woman is furious after she received a letter in the post that contained the personal details of 32 other patients.

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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

The NHS has issued nine telltale signs you could have Australian Flu and it comes after a Scottish teenager died after taking ill with the deadly virus sweeping the country.

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How do you know if you have Australian flu as cases in Luton rocket?

Workplaces in Luton and wider Bedfordshire are feeling the strain as 1,600 Brits are struck down by the deadly ‘Aussie flu’ virus.

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Council needs views on support and care it provides

Council needs views on support and care it provides

Central Bedfordshire Council will be contacting around 900 people to find out their views about the care and support services they receive.

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Vaccination warning over Australian 'flu

Vaccine warning as Australian ‘flu threat grows

The elderly, pregnant women and children with chronic illness in the UK are being urged to get vaccinated as the threat of the Australian ‘flu reaching our shores heightens.

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Worrying trend: Millions fear for partners’ health

Worrying trend: Millions fear for partners’ health

Three in four of us are concerned about the health of their partner - due to stress and lack of exercise, according to research.

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Flu hotspots revealed: Map shows areas worst affected by flu as Aussie strain hits UK

Flu hotspots revealed: Map shows areas worst affected by flu as Aussie strain hits UK

A map showing flu hotspots across our region has been revealed.

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Key services WILL remain at Bedford and Luton hospitals under merger

Full A&E, maternity and paediatrics services are to remain at both Bedford AND Luton hospitals, the T&C can reveal.

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Bedfordshire nursing students in action.

Uni’s pledge to secure nursing grads paid employment

The University of Bedfordshire is the only UK university to guarantee its nursing graduates paid employment – that’s the pledge from Vice Chancellor Bill Rammell.

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Sharp rise in demand for 999 care over New Year holidays

Ambulance staff and volunteers have been thanked for their hard work during an incredibly busy end to 2017 and beginning of 2018.

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Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

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The average Brit will consume 3.5 million calories from booze over a lifetime

The average Brit will consume 3.5 million calories from booze over a lifetime

The average Brit will consume a staggering 3.5 MILLION calories over a lifetime - in BOOZE alone, a study has found.

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SERV blood runners

SERV Herts and Beds needs Bloodrunners

A bloodrunners charity is looking for volunteers to join the charity and help them serve the NHS.

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Man seriously hurt in lorry collision

Man seriously hurt in lorry collision

A man has been seriously injured following a collision between a car and a lorry Ain Toddington early on Thursday morning.

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After open heart surgery seven times brave Luton tot wants to spend first Christmas at home

A brave Luton girl who has had open heart surgery seven times and can’t speak, is daring to hope Santa will grant her wish of being well enough to have her first ever Christmas at home.

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Farley Hill Chemist where Lesley works. Credit: Google Maps.

Woman left waiting nearly two hours on Luton street for ambulance

Two kind Luton samaritans helped an elderly lady who had taken a nasty fall, as they were left waiting almost two hours for an ambulance.

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